SOURCE: Sage Software

June 05, 2006 09:00 ET

ACT! by Sage Corporate Customers Grow to 35,000

Act! by Sage Premium for Workgroups, With Range of Online and Offline Deployment Options, Continues Rapid Customer Growth to Outpace Comparable Market Alternatives

SCOTTSDALE, AZ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 5, 2006 -- Sage Software announced today that more than 35,000 corporate customers have selected an ACT! by Sage contact and customer management solution as of the six-year period ending March 31, 2006. The latest ACT! corporate account figure, by comparison, eclipses the 22,700 customers currently listed by salesforce.com.(1) Sage Software attributes the continuing advantage that ACT! measures over market alternatives to the ease-of-use, low cost and flexible online, offline and mobile deployment options offered by the ACT! product family.

"With ACT!, individuals, small and mid-sized businesses and divisions of large corporations can benefit from a fully modernized sales productivity solution at a low cost of ownership," said Joe Bergera, senior vice president and general manager for Sage Software. "The ACT! product family provides a broad range of access methods so that our expanding range of customers can work how they want from wherever they want, experience rapid time to productivity and achieve a strong return on their investment."

ACT! created the contact and customer management software category in 1987 and today, in addition to more than 35,000 corporate customers, is also the preferred choice of over 2.5 million registered users to organize, access and manage their critical business information. ACT! corporate customers are defined as those with 10 or more licenses purchased from the ACT! corporate sales team, since its formation in 2000.

ACT! by Sage Product Family

Solutions within the ACT! product family allow on-the-go professionals to access data and contact and customer management functionality in virtually any business environment. ACT! Windows products include links to popular Palm OS® and Pocket PC handheld devices as well as the ability to access information via Citrix® or Terminal Services.(2) The ACT! product family includes:

ACT! by Sage -- for individuals and small teams of up to ten networked
users
($229.99 MSRP, upgrade $149.95 MSRP)

ACT! Premium for Workgroups -- for workgroups of up to 50 networked
users(3)
($399.99 MSRP, upgrade $259.95 MSRP)

ACT! Premium for Web -- enables remote and on-premise user access to real-
time, centralized ACT! data via a Web browser.(4) Integrates with ACT!
Premium for Workgroups to enable a seamless online/offline solution
($399.99 MSRP, upgrade $259.95 MSRP)

ACT! Premium for Real Estate -- builds on the core contact and customer
management features of ACT! while equipping residential real estate
professionals with industry-specific customizations and features
($469.99 MSRP; upgrades from ACT! 2005 or earlier $299.95, upgrades from
ACT! 2006 $199.95, upgrades from ACT! Premium for Workgroups $99.95)

ACT! for Palm OS -- operates as a native application on an individual's
Palm OS handheld device to enable access, adding and updating of pre-
defined and custom data fields,(5) notes and history, activities, calendar
information and sales opportunities
($99.99 MSRP, upgrade $69.95 MSRP)

HandHeld Contact for ACT! -- allows BlackBerry 7520™ handheld device users
to access and manage complete ACT! databases remotely using wireless
technology
(ACT! Add-on solution with Sprint subscription service: $24.95/month,
$239/year)
ACT! by Sage is available from popular software retailers, e-tailers and direct resellers or by contacting Sage Software at 888-ACT-2006 or www.act.com/estore. ACT! Premium products are available by contacting ACT! Corporate Sales at 888-855-5222 or by locating an ACT! Certified Consultant at www.act.com/certifiedconsultants.

ACT! by Sage is part of Sage CRM Solutions, the only family of CRM products designed specifically for the needs of small and mid-sized businesses that also includes Sage CRM, SageCRM.com and Sage CRM SalesLogix. For more details, visit www.sagecrmsolutions.com.

About Sage Software

Sage Software supports the needs, challenges and dreams of more than 2.6 million small and mid-sized business customers in North America through easy-to-use, scalable and customizable software and services. Our products support accounting, operations, customer relationship management, human resources, time tracking, merchant services and the specialized needs of accounting practices and the construction, distribution, manufacturing, nonprofit and real estate industries. Sage Software is a subsidiary of The Sage Group plc, a leading international supplier of accounting and business management software solutions and related products and services for small to mid-sized businesses. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and the Group now has 5.0 million customers and employs over 10,500 people worldwide. For more information, please visit the Web site at www.sagesoftware.com/moreinfo or call (866) 308-2378.

1. Based on customer figures published May 17, 2006 by Salesforce.com.

2. Citrix and Terminal Services require specific configurations. Citrix supported using Presentation Server V3.0 and V4.0.

3. Actual scalability and number of users supported will vary based on hardware and size and usage of your database. You must purchase one license of ACT! per user.

4. To access ACT! Premium for Web data through an offline client requires licenses of both ACT! Premium for Web and ACT! Premium for Workgroups.

5. Certain field data types may not map to ACT! for Palm OS including memo and picture fields.

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